Announcements from the Bob Moog Foundation

  • We’re honored to host the great Larry Fast/Synergy (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Foreigner) at our The Bob Moog Foundation table in the UCPAC lobby. Come say hello and pick up a signed Larry Fast CD.
  • The Moogstress, Michelle Moog-Koussa, will be leading “Morning Stretches with the Moogstress,” with background music by Robeone, on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00AM in Bob Moog Foundation Park, so bring your yoga mat and wake up before the morning listening parties.
  • Michelle will also be doing two readings from the new biography about Bob Moog, “Switched On: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution,” in our Meet & Greet tent on Saturday at 3:00PM and Sunday at 2:30PM. You can pick up a copy of the book at The Bob Moog Foundation table in the UCPAC lobby throughout the festival.

ProgStock 2022 COVID Policy Announced

ProgStock 2022 COVID Policy




If you feel sick, have a fever, or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you make your health, and the health of others, a priority by staying home.

If you have purchased a pass, and you are not feeling well and need to stay home – or in your hotel room – ProgStock will offer you free livestreaming for the show or day of shows you will miss due to illness. Please contact Ann Rinaldi (marketing@progstock.com or 252-402-5395 – emails and text messages are more likely to be received on show days) for instructions and your free livestreaming pass. If you already have a StageIt account, please send her your StageIt username or the email address you use for StageIt.

What Is ProgStock?

ProgStock 2022 is the sixth edition of an annual volunteer-run event whose mission is to shine light on one of the most exciting and creative genres of rock music, Progressive Rock.

The three keys to our festival, in our humble opinion, are:

  • great live music (otherwise, what’s the point?)
  • the coming together of a community of people who are now more like a family, thus the ProgStock Family group, including the musicians who become part of our group and join in the fun
  • our amazing team of volunteer professionals, and paid professionals (often not paid what they deserve, which is unfortunately almost always true in the music industry) – We can’t thank these folks enough!

Something interesting you might not know about ProgStock, even if you’ve attended before: we encourage all of our musicians to stay for the entire weekend. Why?

  • To bring the musicians into the community experience. We want the musicians to become part of the group, mingle with the crowd, watch the other bands, and meet each other. Some folks call it ‘a cruise on land,’ for those familiar with the music cruise concept – everyone hanging out in one space for several days – sharing music, meals, and experiences – getting to know each other.
  • The great collaborations that result. Every year, exciting things happen at ProgStock when musicians, who have sometimes never met or worked together, struck up a conversation in advance, because they knew they were coming to ProgStock, or just started jamming in Bob Moog Foundation Park or backstage and Boom! new music is born.

Examples of unique ProgStock musical experiences abound:

So why Progressive Rock, you might ask?

Once popularized in the late 1960s and early 1970s by bands like Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Rush (to name but a few), the genre has spawned hundreds of bands all over the world ever since its heyday. Despite the near-demise of the record industry that once exposed this music to the masses, artists from all over the world have continued to create this kind of music and have found audiences that cherish it and crave for more.

So, why should you come to ProgStock?

Since 2017, ProgStock has provided a vehicle for these artists to play to audiences and in surroundings that they might not be able to achieve on their own. In that spirit, ProgStock provides its international audience (which includes visiting patrons from Europe, South America, Canada, and elsewhere) with a varied menu of Progressive Rock acts from all over the world (when we can). Although there are (and always will be) many American bands on our roster gaining this valuable exposure, we also try to include some examples of international acts that are either less well-known in the USA and deserve the chance for international exposure, or are seasoned performers with a rich history of musical achievements, as incentive for more patrons to attend the festival. It is exactly the mission of ProgStock to bring such music to our stage, because we strive to be one of the few places in the USA where such music can be experienced by our audience.

ProgStock’s daily performances take place at the Union County Performing Arts Center (or UCPAC) Main Stage theater located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065. This historic landmark was originally a vaudeville-era silent movie house. First opened in 1928, it is now a beautifully restored multipurpose facility that is the centerpiece of the recently established arts district of Rahway. UCPAC is playing a vital role in the cultural renaissance of the community. The theater is run by a non-profit organization staffed by professional, hard-working employees and is supported by an outstanding volunteer corps and its local community of residents.

After each performance, meet-and-greet sessions with the performers take place behind the theater building in our meet-and-greet tent. You do not need a special pass to attend the meet-and-greets. Everyone is welcome! We bring a selection of each artist’s or band’s merchandise out to the tent, so you can pick up that last-minute CD, LP or poster to get signed, and our annual festival program is filled with autograph pages for each band, so you don’t have to purchase anything to get autographs from every band. In 2022, we are including the festival T-shirt, poster, and program in the price of all 3-day passes, so everyone who purchases a 3-day pass will have an autograph book!

Our Late Night Events now take place right within the Main Stage building, so there’s no need to walk anywhere else to enjoy the festivities! Other locations within downtown Rahway will host our outdoor activities, all within a short walking distance of the theater. We’ve tried to make it easy to enjoy what our festival has to offer you…but, if the spirit moves you, there is the rest of the exciting city of Rahway for you to explore!

Why Rahway, NJ?

ProgStock is the American Northeast’s only Progressive Rock music festival, due to the relocation of another storied music festival, RoSFest, from Eastern Pennsylvania to Florida. We are located in the tri-state area conveniently close to New York City, which attracts patrons and performing artists from all over the USA and the world. Just a 15-minute train ride from Newark Airport with a NJ Transit station conveniently located right in the heart of the city, you can get to Rahway from anywhere in the US or the world without needing to rent a car and even make the festival part of a larger trip to NYC, if you’re so inclined. Check out our list of area hotels to see how many great places you can stay in the Rahway area.

If you have your own vehicle while attending ProgStock, you can drive to the theater each day and park for free in the large parking lot at the Hamilton Stage building a short walk away from the Main Stage theater! Otherwise, you can always carpool with friends…you will see plenty of familiar faces and make plenty of new friends at this festival! Some area hotels may provide shuttle services you can use to get to/from downtown Rahway. Taxi services will be quite aware of the festival and easy to grab (our staff will help you, if needed). Uber and Lyft are available, too…it’s a commuter town, after all! Cost estimates between UCPAC and most area hotels are around $6 (car) and $10 (SUV)…and, at any time of day or night (which is an important thing to consider!). Share any of those rides with friends, and you’ll do just fine!

We continue bringing new experiences to the festival to complement the performances, including special guest appearances and meet-and-greets, fine artists, and the involvement of sponsors and foundations related to music education, historical preservation, and support of independent musical artists. We could not have produced any of these without you, and for that we are eternally grateful!

HUGE Announcements!

In case you missed them, we recently made some HUGE announcements!

We have booked The Zappa Band for Friday night’s headliner! You may have heard that ProgJect dropped out due to scheduling issues. Well, we are thrilled to have The Zappa Band to fill their time slot, which also means that the great Mike Keneally will still be joining us!

A festival friend, the fabulous Michael Sadler will also be joining us to take part in several great performances at the festival, and we have added a special set by the amazing Mr. Matt Dorsey.

If that wasn’t enough to get you going, we also announced that the incomparable Rachel Flowers has been working to build an all-star band for her set this year.

So, enough with the adjectives (great, fabulous, amazing, incomparable, all-star). It’s time to buy your passes –>

ProgStock Box Office
ProgStock Box Office


ProgStock 2022 Current Lineup & Schedule
subject to change (last updated: September 18, 2022)

Friday, October 7, 2022:
On The Main Stage (doors @ 4:00PM, Prog-Ducer doors @ 3:30PM, 5-year Patron doors @ 3:00PM)

Saturday, October 8, 2022:

  • 10:00AM – Evership Listening Party in Bob Moog Foundation Park

On The Main Stage (doors @ 11:30AM, Prog-Ducer doors @ 11:00AM, 5-year Patron doors @ 10:30AM)

Sunday, October 9, 2022:

  • 10:00AM – Dave Kerzner Listening Party in Bob Moog Foundation Park

On The Main Stage (doors @ 11:30AM, Prog-Ducer doors @ 11:00AM, 5-year Patron doors @ 10:30AM)

Every band participates in a meet-and-greet open to all passholders and our festival program (free with all 3-day passes) doubles as an autograph book.

We will also have exhibits and special features from fine artists Paul Whitehead (cover artist for Genesis and Van de Graaf Generator) and Deane Arnold (pumpkin sculptor who has been featured on the Food Network), as well as the Bob Moog Foundation.

All Passes Are Now on Sale!

All Passes on Sale in our Box Office

ProgStock 2022 Current Lineup & Schedule
subject to change (last updated: August 10, 2022)

Friday, October 7, 2022:
On The Main Stage (doors @ 4:30pm, set times TBD)

Saturday, October 8, 2022:
On The Main Stage (doors @ 11:00am, set times TBD)

Sunday, October 9, 2022:
On The Main Stage (doors @ 11:00am, set times TBD)

Special Appearances by…

  • Evership, featuring Shane Atkinson & Beau West
    • Meet and greet with Shane & Beau
    • Special pre-release album listening party (venue TBD) for their new album, The Uncrowned King – Act 2
    • The full band will join us at ProgStock 2023…but they have some additional surprises in the works for us in 2022. Stay tuned!
  • Dave Kerzner (with special guest Fernando Perdomo)
    • Meet and greet with Dave and Fernando
    • Special album listening party for Dave’s latest album, The Traveler
    • Dave’s band will join us at ProgStock 2023…but Dave and Fernando have some surprises in the works for us in 2022. Stay tuned!

Unitopia Update

ProgStock Producer Thomas Palmieri was joined by Mark Monforti of Progrock.com, the US label manager for Unitopia, on The Waiting Room with The Prog Doctor on House of Prog with Marty Dorfman to discuss the status of Unitopia. We’ve created this clip of the show, so you can hear what Mark & Tom said on the air about Unitopia’s appearance at ProgStock. There’s some good news and some not-so-good news. Have a listen.



Prog-Ducer Passes on Sale – Saturday, June 25, 12:00PM ET!

Prog-Ducer Passes on Sale
Saturday, June 25 at 12:00PM ET

ProgStock 2022 Current Lineup
subject to change (last updated: June 26, 2022)

  • Orpheus Nine
  • District 97
  • Rachel Flowers
  • Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella
  • Pattern-Seeking Animals
  • Adam Holzman & Brave New World
  • Evership
    • Special pre-release album listening party (venue TBD) for their new album, The Uncrowned King – Act 2
    • The full band will join us at ProgStock 2023…but, they have some additional surprises in the works for us in 2022. Stay tuned!
  • ProgJect
  • Stick Men
  • Reuter Motzer Grohowski
  • Total Mass Retain YES Tribute Band

ProgStock 2022 Ticket Options & On Sale Dates

5-Year Patron Passes

Available NOW and anytime before October 7, 2022

A ProgStock 5-Year Patron may select any available seat within our theater and reserve it for 5 years, starting with this year’s festival. Patrons receive a three-day pass to the festival and are also entitled to these amazing perks:

  • Earliest access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before all others)
  • First-in-line access to all artist meet-and-greets each day (before all others)
  • Highly-valuable merchandise packages (unique each year, with cool freebies from us and our artists)
  • An exclusive ProgStock 5-Year Patron badge (new and unique each year)
  • Great perks throughout the year when opportunities arise from our alums and friends.

You know you want to join the club!

Prog-Ducer Passes

Available Beginning Saturday, June 25 at 12:00PM ET

Prog-Ducer 3-Day Pass: $375 USD (plus taxes & fees)

  • Early access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before regular attendees)
  • Priority access to artist meet-and-greets each day (after 5-Year Patrons)
  • Merchandise package, including some special items only for Prog-Ducers:
    • Exclusive ProgStock 2022 Prog-Ducer Wristband (wear it proudly!)
    • Other special items (to be determined) exclusive to Prog-Ducers
    • Select items from our ProgStock 2022 merchandise catalog
  • Festival Poster, Wristband, and Program (with autograph pages!)
  • Festival T-Shirt in your chosen style and size


Regular 3-Day Passes and 1-Day Passes

Not Available Until Saturday, July 16 at 12:00PM ET

Regular 3-Day Pass: $250 USD (plus taxes & fees)

  • Access to artist meet-and-greets each day (after Prog-Ducers)
  • Festival Poster, Wristband, and Program (with autograph pages!)
  • Festival T-Shirt in your chosen style and size

Single-Day Pass: $75/$100 USD (plus taxes & fees)

  • Friday: $75 USD, Saturday: $100 USD, Sunday: $100 USD
  • Access to artist meet-and-greets that day (after Prog-Ducers)

Streaming Options: Coming soon!